Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET 3 day training course from £885.00 plus VAT

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This course introduces delegates to ASP.NET web forms, the web application framework that developers can use to build dynamic, data-driven web applications.

Delegates learn how to build web forms, to add controls, validation and security, to manage state and to interact with data sources (RDBMS, XML and text files). They will also learn how to make use of Master Pages to provide a consistent look and feel to their applications and how to use the Web.config file to configure their applications. They will also learn how to add membership features to their web applications, allowing users to log in with personal accounts and see content tailored directly to them.

The course is suitable for both C# and VB (VB.NET or later) developers.

Please note this course only covers ASP.NET Web Forms on .Net Framework. It does NOT cover ASP.NET MVC, .NET 6 or .NET CORE


3 days


£995 plus VAT

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Students are expected to have experience of either C# or VB (VB.NET or later). Those who do not may want to consider the Programming with C# or Programming with Visual Basic courses. Some understanding of HTML will also be an advantage.

<p><b>Please note this course does NOT cover ASP.NET MVC.</b></p>

Detailed course contents

Introduction to ASP.NET

  • What is .NET?
  • ASP.NET Key concepts
  • Makeup of an ASP.NET page
  • Code behind vs inline
  • Referring to controls in the code
  • Event code
  • Setting the properties of a control
  • Postbacks
  • The AutoPostBack Property
  • The IsPostback page property
  • Creating a new web site in Visual Studio
  • Adding pages in Visual Studio
  • Adding a web form

Introducing ASP.NET Server Controls

  • Introduction to Web Controls
  • Developing the markup in Visual Studio
  • Design view / source view
  • Adding a server control to a page
  • Setting server control properties
  • Accessing controls in code
  • Server control member
  • Sub Properties
  • Simple ASP.NET Server controls
  • The Literal Control
  • The TextBox Control
  • The Label Control
  • The Button Control
  • Linking event handling code
  • Event handler arguments

More ASP.NET Server Controls

  • More on the Button Control
  • Command Buttons
  • The HyperLink Control
  • The LinkButton Control
  • The ImageButton Control
  • The CheckBox Control
  • The RadioButton Control
  • The RadioButton GroupName property
  • The Image control
  • The Panel Control
  • Controlling focus

List controls

  • ASP.NET List Controls
  • ListControl properties and events
  • The CheckBoxList Control
  • The CheckBoxList control in code
  • The RadioButtonList Control
  • The DropDownList control
  • The ListBox control
  • The BulletedList control

Validation controls

  • The need for validation
  • ASP.NET validation controls
  • ASP.NET: validation control types
  • Using the validation controls
  • Client side validation
  • Server side validation
  • Validation control properties
  • The RequiredFieldValidator control
  • The RequiredFieldValidator InitialValue property
  • The CompareValidator control
  • More CompareValidator Properties
  • Data type checking
  • The RangeValidator Control
  • The RegularExpressionValidator control
  • Regular Expressions
  • Regular Expression Editor
  • Validation controls Display property
  • The CustomValidator Control
  • Server side custom validation
  • Client side custom validation
  • The ValidationSummary control
  • ValidationSummary control display options
  • Checking validity in code
  • Validation Groups

Themes and Skins

  • What are Themes?
  • Themes vs CSS
  • Theme Folders
  • Global Themes
  • Contents of a Theme
  • Creating a new Theme in Visual Studio
  • Skins
  • Applying a Theme to a Page
  • Applying a Theme to a Page programmatically
  • Theme behaviour
  • The StyleSheetTheme property
  • Named Skins
  • Organizing Skin Files
  • Disabling Theming
  • Applying Themes to all Pages
  • Master Pages
  • Adding a Master Page
  • Designing a Master Page
  • Markup in Master Pages
  • Content pages
  • Basing a new content page on a Master Page
  • Basing an existing content page on a Master Page
  • Default Master Page Content
  • Nested Master Pages


  • Configuration in ASP.NET
  • web.config contents
  • Handing errors
  • Redirecting users on error
  • The Configuration File Hierarchy
  • The machine.config file
  • The root web.config file
  • Further web.config files
  • Adding further web.config files
  • Overriding settings in a directory level web.config file
  • Using the <location> element
  • Configuration file contents
  • The system.web element
  • Tools for changing web.config settings
  • Using the Web Site Administration Tool
  • Custom App Settings
  • Referring to application settings and connection strings in code
  • Other configuration sections in code
  • External Configuration files
  • Using External Configuration files
  • The external configuration file
  • Encrypting Configuration Sections
  • Encryption providers
  • Encrypting configuration sections
  • Encrypting configuration sections in code

State management

  • What is state management?
  • State levels
  • Page State
  • The need for ViewState
  • Adding custom values to ViewState
  • Disabling ViewState
  • Encrypting ViewState for a page
  • Encrypting ViewState across the application
  • Session State
  • Storing Objects in Session State
  • The Session Object
  • Application State
  • Locking and Unlocking Application State
  • User data: Cookies
  • Cookies in ASP.NET
  • Cookies with More Than One Value
  • Notes for the use of Cookies

Session State options

  • Session ID options
  • Cookieless SessionIDs
  • Session State mode options
  • In Process Session State Mode
  • State Server Mode
  • Storing Session State data in SQL Server
  • Preparing the SQL Server database
  • SQL Server database session state

ASP.NET Membership Features

  • ASP.NET Membership Features
  • Features of ASP.NET Membership Features
  • Authentication types
  • Selecting authentication type
  • Selecting Authentication Type In the Web Application Administration Tool
  • Adding users
  • Roles
  • Enabling role support
  • Enabling roles in the Web Site Administration Tool
  • Managing roles with the Web Site Administration Tool
  • Managing Membership in code
  • The MembershipUser Class
  • MembershipUser Properties and Methods
  • The Roles Class
  • ASP.NET authorization
  • ASP.NET Membership Controls
  • The Login Control
  • Login Control Properties and Events
  • Converting the Login control to a template
  • The Login control as a template
  • The CreateUserWizard Control
  • The LoginName Control
  • The LoginStatus Control
  • The LoginStatus Control Views
  • The LoginView Control
  • LoginView Control Views
  • The LoginView Control and roles
  • The ChangePassword Control
  • Customising the ChangePassword Control
  • The PasswordRecovery Control

Connected data access with ADO.NET

  • What is ADO.NET?
  • ADO.NET namespaces
  • High level data access process
  • Creating a connection object
  • Storing connection strings in web.config
  • Command objects
  • CommandType and CommandText
  • Command object methods
  • Disposing of resources
  • The Using/using statement
  • ExecuteNonQuery
  • ExecuteScalar
  • ExecuteReader
  • Data readers
  • Command parameters
  • Adding parameters to commands

ADO.NET disconnected data access

  • The DataTable Object
  • The DataColumn object
  • The DataRow object
  • Manually creating and filling a datatable
  • The Rows collection
  • The Columns collection
  • The DataSet object
  • Data adapters
  • Data adapter properties
  • Working with data locally
  • Filling a DataTable with a data adapter

Data Binding

  • What is Data Binding?
  • ASP.NET’s Data Bound Controls
  • Binding a DataTable to a DropDownList
  • Which ASP.NET Controls can be bound to data?
  • Data Source Controls
  • ASP.NET Data Source Controls
  • The SqlDataSource Control
  • Visual Studio support for Data Source controls
  • Visual Studio support for SqlDataSource controls
  • Adding support for INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE
  • Binding a control to a Data Source control
  • Data source controls with parameters
  • SelectCommand with parameter
  • The ObjectDataSource Control
  • The XmlDataSource Control

GridViews, FormViews and DetailsViews

  • The GridView control
  • Sorting, paging, inserting, updating and deleting
  • GridView allowing sorting, paging, inserting, updating and deleting
  • The DetailsView Control
  • DetailsView BoundFields
  • DetailsView TemplateFields
  • Converting a BoundField to a TemplateField
  • Editing a template
  • The FormView Control


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  • What are the course times?
    • Courses start at 9:30am start on the first day of your course. Subsequent days will usually start 30 minutes earlier but check with your instructor. The course will end by 4:30am each day.

  • Do I need to bring anything?
    • No, everything is provided, you only have to bring yourself.

  • How can I pay?
    • Once you have booked you will receive a confirmation email, and shortly after that, an invoice. For in-person public and private courses the invoice is payable within 30 days, for online courses payment is required 7 days before the start of the course. Payment can be made by bank transfer (BACS etc), cheque or card.

  • Is there a dress code?
    • No, there is no dress code for any of our courses.

  • Are refreshments provided?
    • At our in-person courses, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments will be provided. Lunch is not provided but all our venues are in central locations.

  • What is the cancellation policy?
    • Cancellations received within 7 days of making your booking or more than 21 days before the scheduled start date will not incur any charge. For cancellations received between 7 and 21 days before the scheduled start date a 50 percent charge will apply. For cancellations received less than 7 days before the scheduled start date a 100 percent charge will apply. For online courses where you have already been sent course materials, any refund is conditional on the return of the materials at your own expense.

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